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The spring skincare switch-up

The spring skincare switch-up

Finally, the warmer weather is upon us. Off with the knits and the tights; on with the tees and bare legs. But it’s not just your wardrobe which needs a seasonal shift – your skincare does, too. Balance Me co-founder Rebecca Hopkins tells us how.

Just as a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t apply to your wardrobe (who wants to swelter in a winter coat in June?), it doesn’t work for your skin either. Seasonal changes affect our skin and it needs a different approach now than it did in the depths of winter. It’s time to make tweak your routine. Nothing dramatic, just a few simple swaps to ensure your skin’s in peak condition, ready for the warmer days ahead.

Start the day by cleansing with Pure Skin Face Wash. It’s light, quick and sulphate-free, so it won’t strip your skin’s natural oils. In the spring, I swap my usual Radiance Face Oil - perfect for winter as it contains Amazonian Buriti Nut Oil, which makes it richer – for our Rose Otto Face Oil. As the days get hotter, the rose is soothing on the skin – and the fragrance is just incredible.

Follow this with a lighter-textured moisturiser, which will balance any perspiration caused by rising temperatures. Collagen Boost Moisturiser contains peptides and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate without feeling heavy. Beware of rising UV levels and protect your skin: an SPF is a non-negotiable everyday essential. It’s good to get a little Vitamin D, but the skin on your face is much more sensitive to the sun, so make sure you’re wearing our Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF 25 or try BB Natural Perfection SPF 25 for a healthy, skin-smoothing glow.

For even more of a glow, add our Gradual Tanning Drops to your routine, which allow you to customise your own tan. Simply add one drop to your moisturiser for a lighter glow or two-three drops for a deeper tan. Get the best result by removing the superficial layer of dead skin reveals the smoother skin beneath and polishes your skin - so ensure you exfoliate regularly. Simply washing off a cleanser using a muslin cloth is a simple, gentle way to add exfoliation into you daily routine, but add Radiance Face Mask to your weekly regime for maximum skin-smoothing effects. Apply and leave for five minutes to reveal clearer, smoother, polished skin.

At the end of the day, when I have more time, I use Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm which leaves my skin perfectly clean without any of the harsh chemical agents which can strip it. Massage it in well to remove the day’s residue (pollutants, make-up, sunscreen, perspiration) before adding water and washing off with a warm flannel or muslin.

Don’t forget the skin on your body, which has been hidden away for months under those winter layers. A daily body brush now will get it in prime condition for summer. Using long sweeping strokes, work towards the heart and the lymph nodes to stimulate and detoxify your skin. Follow with Super Toning Body Oil on thighs, buttocks and stomach, and Super Moisturising Body Oil everywhere else.


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The spring skincare switch-up
Pure Skin Face Wash 125ml

125ml £11.20 £16.00


Pure Skin Face Wash is a sulphate-free, wash off cleanser that removes dirt and balances excess sebum. Great for invigorating the senses and packed with anti-oxidant rich Spruce Knot and Grapefruit Oil that purify the skin. Calming Aloe Vera combined with anti-inflammatory Moringa Oil make Pure Skin Face Wash the ideal, gentle cleansing solution for blemish or acne prone skin.

The spring skincare switch-up
Radiance Face Oil 30ml

30ml £22.50 £30.00


Dubbed ‘dewy skin in a bottle’, Radiance Face Oil is bursting with ingredients to feed and nourish the skin. Amazonian Buriti Nut Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which help improve skins firmness, hydration and tone. Rosehip Fruit Oil addresses uneven skin tones and pigmentation, while Yarrow and Chamomile Oils have powerful anti-inflammatory and calming properties.

The spring skincare switch-up
Rose Otto Face Oil 30ml

30ml £24.00 £32.00


Keep skin calm and hydrated with Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil - a 100% natural, skin-strengthening rose oil for the face, which works hard to protect sensitive and red complexions.

The spring skincare switch-up
Collagen Boost Moisturiser 50ml

50ml £19.50 £26.00


Balance Me’s Collagen Boost Moisturiser contains a naturally derived chain of amino acids that mimics broken down collagen molecules, tricking cells into producing more collagen. Hyaluronic acid deeply plumps and hydrates from within, holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, whilst Blackberry leaf extract is a powerful anti-oxidant, which prevents against environmental damage.

The spring skincare switch-up

Our Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF 25 provides a non-greasy and every day solution to protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Two different types of hyaluronic acid ensure that skin is hydrated and plumed from within, giving a natural dewy finish. Kukui Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, whilst Lavender and Aloe Vera extract calm sensitive and reactive skins.

The spring skincare switch-up
BB Natural Perfection SPF25 40ml

40ml £19.50 £26.00


BB Natural Perfection SPF 25 offers sheer, hydrating coverage as well as natural protection from the suns UVA and UVB rays. Packed with two different types of Hyaluronic Acid, this BB cream plumps the skin from within and gives an instant shot of moisture. Blackberry Leaf Extract is a powerful antioxidant, which protects from pollution and free radicals, whilst Titanium Dioxide naturally reflects the sun’s harmful rays.

The spring skincare switch-up
Gradual Tanning Drops 30ml

30ml £22.50 £30.00


The Balance Me 98.8% natural Gradual Tanning Drops will give you a beautifully sun-kissed complexion. Suitable for both face and body, simply add 1 to 3 drops to your favourite face or body moisturiser, day or night. Formulated with a 100% naturally derived DHA, you will achieve a streak-free, natural looking tan with no unpleasant smell. We’ve added in a blend of moisturising Vitamin E and soothing Aloe Vera to ensure skin is nourished. What’s more, it is suitable for Vegans and vegetarians. Say hello to a natural looking tan, without even having to step out into the sun.

The spring skincare switch-up
Radiance Face Mask 75ml

75ml £13.50 £18.00


Packed with ingredients to polish and hydrate skin, our Balance Me Radiance Face Mask reveals brighter skin in just 5 minutes. An AHA Fruit Acid Complex gently lifts dead skin cells, providing natural enzyme exfoliation, whilst Ground Walnut Shell Powder acts as a physical exfoliant to buff away dry or dead skin. Kaolin Clay clarifies and draws out impurities, whilst Aloe Vera and Lavender calms and soothes skin.

The spring skincare switch-up
Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm 125ml

125ml £14.00 £20.00


Suitable for all skin types, Balance Me's Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm polishes and illuminates skin. A trio of Shea, Mango and Cocoa butters that are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins plump and nourish the skin. Oat Powder gently exfoliates, whilst the antioxidant powers of Artic Cloudberry protect and hydrate. Virgin Coconut Oil and May Chang have impressive anti-bacterial properties.

The spring skincare switch-up
Super Toning Body Oil 200ml

200ml £15.00 £20.00


One of the first Balance Me products ever created, Super Toning Body Oil is 100% natural and works to deeply hydrate and tone the skin. It contains a unique blend of Juniper, Bergamot and Geranium oils, to improve circulation and give the skin a more refined appearance. Jojoba, Wheat Germ and Macadamia oils are bursting with essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins to smooth away imperfections and target cellulite.

The spring skincare switch-up
Super Moisturising Body Oil 200ml

200ml £17.20 £24.50


Balance Me’s Super Moisturising Body Oil is nut-free and a firm favourite with women during pregnancy. Jojoba Oil is bursting with essential fatty acids and vitamins to keep the skin elastic and supple. Rosehip oil works to rejuvenate lack-luster skin and helps fade stretch marks and scars, whilst Neroil oil deeply hydrates and plumps parched skin.

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